Author: Gary McKenzie

Irish eyes were smiling

Gary McKenzie looks back on the Cheltenham Festival 2021 and picks out his highlights  I am biased but oddnce again the Cheltenham Festival delivered. In spades. There is always drama. There are always brilliant...

Truly a Prince among men

Gary McKenzie pays tribute to Prince Khalid Abdullah, a great man of the turf and a man of great loyalty The thoroughbred world lost one of its biggest and most influential supporters this week...

She was gold standard

Gary McKenzie pays tribute to Goldikova Top miler Goldikova has died at the age of 16. The Freddie Head-trained mare was a bona fide superstar. She won 17 of her 27 races, and 14...

We are so spoiled

Bryony Frost with Frodon at Manor Farm Stables, Ditcheat. Gary McKenzie on being spoiled by the festive season racing I have loved the King George since the early eighties when Wayward Lad strutted his...

Goodbye old friends

Gary McKenzie bids farewell to three old friends Some horses become popular even if they don’t scale the highest highs. Thundering Blue was such a horse, although he did get close to Group One...

Pat Smullen: top jockey, great man

Gary McKenzie pays tribute to Pat Smullen  To get to the top of your chosen profession you need to have a steely determination. And to stay there you have to intensify your focus. Pat...